The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has rescued five kidnap victims, who were abducted during a gunmen attack in Abuja community in the early hours of Thursday.
Recall that some gunmen had attacked Tungan Maji, a community near Zuba area, abducting an unspecified number of residents.
In a statement on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, Anjuguri Manzah, also disclosed that victims were rescued following a fierce gun confrontation with the gunmen.
According to him, efforts are being made to rescue the remaining five victims who are still with their captives.
He said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to assure the public that protection of lives and property remains the core of its policing mandate and it will continue to inject fresh strategies that will place the security of the Federal Capital Territory at its optimum.
“The Command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on Kidnap of some persons on 10th September, 2020 at about 0130hrs in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger state, a joint team of Police operatives from the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Rapid Response Squad and Zuba Police Division responded swiftly to the occasion.”
Mr Manzah also disclosed that the hoodlums had escaped into Niger State through a nearby forest that is surrounded by rocky terrain.
“The Command reassures members of the Public with its commitment to deploy proactive crime-fighting measures to ensure the security of lives and property in FCT,” he stressed.